Sanusi Sues IGP, DSS DG Over ‘Detention’


The dethroned Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court Abuja seeking an order for his release from detention and confinement.

Sanusi has been detained in an apartment in Awe, Nasarawa State, where was taken to by security operatives after he was dethroned on Monday by the Kano State Government and forced out of the Emir’s Palace.

His lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), filed the suit on Thursday, asking for an interim order releasing his client “from the detention and or confinement of the respondents and restoring the applicant’s rights to human dignity, personal liberty, freedom of association and movement in Nigeria, (apart from Kano State) pending the hearing and determination of the applicant’s originating summons.”

The respondents are the Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Service, the Attorney-General of Kano State and the Attorney-General of the Federation.

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